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Q: Hose in car leaking

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A hose in my car is leaking.

There are many different types of hoses in the vehicle. The most common hose known to leak is the coolant hose. Coolant hoses are made of rubber and should be changed every 4-6 years. If not changed, they can develop internal cracks. These cracks are weak points and usually burst under pressure causing a tear in the hose. The worse part about this is the possible overheating of your vehicle. Overheating can have some severe side effects, and in the worse cases things like blown head gaskets can occur. Seek the help of a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic to help you locate and repair the leak and determine if there is any other damage to your engine.

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